For the second consecutive year, Reminder Services, Inc. - a provider of automated communications for the healthcare industry - has awarded ,000 in scholarships to physical therapy students who exhibit academic excellence and a strong sense of personal commitment continue their education.
Established in September 2017, the ReminderCall.com Physical Therapy Scholarship provides financial assistance to college sophomores, juniors, seniors or graduate students enrolled in an accredited physical therapy program for the 2018-19 academic year with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0.
The winners of the 2018-19 ReminderCall.com Physical Therapy Scholarship are:
“I hope to be a teacher not only in the clinic, but someday also to future physical therapists. There are few things more important than passing a passion for service to others, particularly the future generations. I also want to contribute to or perhaps found a non-profit physical therapy service that is able to narrow the healthcare disparity I see every day,” said Meyer, a first-year graduate student.
International Scholarship and Tuition Services, Inc. (ISTS), an independent scholarship management company, hosts the online application process, selects recipients and disburses awards for the program. Learn more at https://www.remindercall.com/physical-therapy-scholarship/.
About Reminder Services, Inc.
Reminder Services, Inc. is a Silicon-Valley based company that provides automated appointment reminders. The ReminderCall.com system lets therapists send appointment reminder calls, reminder text messages and reminder emails to patients. We work with an impressive list of Physical Therapy EHRs, EMRs, and scheduling software products. Therapists can customize everything, from voices and languages to delivery dates, times and frequencies. We help adhere to FCC, TCPA, CANSPAM, HIPAA and CASL guidelines.
Columbus-based spa owner and beauty expert, Jaclyn Peresetsky, announced today that she is opening the first advanced esthetics school in the Midwest in March of 2019. Skin Perfect University is located at 725 Buckles Court, Gahanna, Ohio, 43230, by John Glenn Airport. It is poised to pick up where beauty schools leave off by offering a roster of advanced classes for accredited estheticians including makeup techniques, permanent makeup, chemical peels, dermaplaning, microdermabrasion, nutrition for skincare, microcurrent, nanocurrent, cryotherapy, ultrasound, radio frequency, color analysis, and much more. Estheticians can earn CEUs by attending classes at Skin Perfect University or take classes to advance their knowledge.
“There are 160 beauty schools in Ohio and none of them offer this kind of advanced training,” said Peresetsky. “In speaking with many of these schools, I have learned how much this kind of education is missing from our industry. I’m thrilled to see how excited they are to have this advanced training available for their graduates right here in Ohio. It makes it easier to keep and grow great talent right here in the midwest.”
The school occupies 3200 square feet and is designed to give students the advanced education they need to succeed and the spa experience that allows them to learn the culture and experience of a professional clinical spa. The space includes:
Skin Perfect University will employ seven staff including esthetics instructors and ColoreMe Perfect Color Analysis Consultants. Peresetsky also owns Skin Perfect Image Wellness Spa and is the creator of the ColoreMe Perfect Color analysis process and cosmetics line, as well as the Skin Perfect skin care line.
“My passion has always been educating clients and estheticians about skin care, color analysis, and beauty,” said Peresetsky. “After speaking at beauty conferences across the United States for the last several years, I understand what education estheticians need to further their careers, and I’m thrilled to be able to help advance the professionalism of our industry by offering it.”
The grand opening party on March 22 will host licensed estheticians and spa owners who will hear from Jaclyn about the school, receive a facility tour, experience product and service demonstrations, and leave with a goodie bag. International industry publications including Skin, Inc. Magazine, Les Nouvelles Esthétiques & Spa Magazine, and Dermascope Magazine will also be in attendance.
For more information, please visit http://www.SkinPerfectUniversity.com.
About Skin Perfect University
Skin Perfect University (SPU), located in Columbus, Ohio, was created by Jaclyn Peresetsky for the estheticians, cosmetologists, nurses, skin care specialists, spa and salon owners who want advanced training in esthetics, skin care, and makeup. Clinical and medical esthetics are career specialties that demand for a higher level of knowledge than just basic esthetics. SPU education is designed for an interactive, hands-on learning experience for licensed professionals who are passionate about achieving results and wellness in skincare. http://www.SkinPerfectUniversity.com
About Jaclyn Peresetsky
Master esthetician, author, speaker, and noted color expert, Jaclyn Peresetsky, is the founder of Skin Perfect University, Skin Perfect Spas, ColoreMe Perfect Cosmetics and Analysis, and Skin Perfect Skin Care. You can usually find Jaclyn at one of her three Skin Perfect Spa locations, traveling to train spas on her cosmetics and skin care lines, speaking at an industry conference, or sharing beauty tips on television.
Moddern Marketing (Moddern), an award-winning independently-owned integrated marketing agency, has been honored as one of the Top 100 Healthcare Agencies in North America by Medical Marketing & Media (MM&M), one of the nation's leading business publications serving the executive healthcare market.
Moddern has had a sustained run of growth in the healthcare sector since 2013, when it won its first health supplement client. Since then, the agency has added numerous national healthcare and health-related client business in medical devices, infant nutrition, advanced wound care, nerve stimulation, menopause relief, and marketing for orthopedic device distribution. moddern is especially well-versed in the spine sector and has a specialty in marketing ambulatory surgical centers. This is the first time the agency has been honored by MM&M with the Top 100 Healthcare Agencies in North America award.
“It's a real honor for moddern to be named a Healthcare Agency of the year by MM&M. While we’ve been focused on our client business, it’s very rewarding to be recognized in this way for what we’ve accomplished on their behalf,” said Mark Kolier, co-founder and Managing Director of moddern.“From the beginning, we’ve been working diligently to tell the client story in a practical way, and to deliver observable results. It’s exciting for our team to be recognized in this way for the work we do every day.”
MM&M was first published in 1966 as Medical Marketing & Media, and today produces an essential mix of online breaking news and analysis combined with monthly print features. The content is designed for an executive audience of leaders and thinkers who work in pharma, medical devices, diagnostics, and greater healthcare marketing. Every year, the magazine produces several lists, conferences and events, and compiles an annual Agency Issue that features profiles of the top 100 healthcare marketing agencies in North America. It also runs the industry’s premier awards program, the MM&M awards, which celebrate creativity and effectiveness in healthcare marketing. Its parent company is Haymarket Media.
Moddern Marketing is an integrated marketing services agency based in New York City. With roots in direct marketing, the agency is focused on delivering strategy, creative, and media services in both online and offline environments with a watchful eye on effectiveness and driving measurable results. While moddern has clients in a variety of sectors, it began focusing on healthcare in 2013, and has since recruited against that discipline, while growing its client roster.
Baltimore, Maryland. February 7, 2019. Dr. Pradeep Ganguly, Founder and CEO of MKK-USA, announced the winners of the 2018-19 MKK-USA scholarships:
1. Raghav Sharma, BA (Honors), 1st year
2. Shivani Badola, B.A Honors, 3rd Year
3. Vaishali Suchdeva, B.A. Honors, 3rd Year
All are students at Shivaji College, University of Delhi.
Dr. Ganguly founded MKK-USA in 1998 as a non-profit organization. The mission of MKK-USA is to provide educational support and humanitarian aid to needy and bright students – both in India and in the Washington, DC region. This non-profit organization also provides humanitarian aid.
Since its inception, MKK-USA has provided scholarships to students in New Delhi and Malda, India, as well as local students at Prince George’s Community College, Northern Virginia Community College, Largo High School, Flowers High School. Other recipients of MKK-USA donations include the Children’s Inn at NIH, The National Geographic Afghan Girls Fund and ASHA for Education, Community Services for Autistic Adults and Children, Rockville, and Central Fairfax Services, Fairfax, Virginia.
MKK stands for Manav Kalyan Kendra and translates to Center for Human Welfare. The primary goal of the organization is to provide quality educational support to deserving students through scholarships. They also provide economic support to educational programs in designated intermediate, vocational and higher education institutions in India, especially in New Delhi. The organization also has a good record of supporting humanitarian efforts and educational programs across the world.
MKK is also involved in medical and environmental clean-up efforts in the slums of New Delhi, India and has been instrumental in spreading the message of cleanliness and health among those who live in slums and shanties in this region.
MKK organizes high quality cultural events at regular intervals to help raise funds for their scholarship programs.
According to the spokesperson, they want to make a difference in the lives of children, one child at a time. “We help needy children get quality education so that the can become self-supporting and independent. We also provide humanitarian aid in emergencies.”
In September 2018, Dr. Ganguly organized “Nrityanjali” – a dance program – in partnership with the KONARK Dance School.
Press contact: S. K. Yadav, 703-450-4291
The University of California Santa Barbara (UCSB) Technology Management Program (TMP) – an academic department offering Ph.D., Master’s, and Certificates in Technology Management -- announced today newly-available insights into research conducted by TMP Associate Professor Matt Beane. Based on a three-and-a-half-year research study conducted while a graduate student at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and a faculty member at UCSB, Beane’s findings show that current deployment of artificial intelligence (AI), or intelligent machines, is not only inhibiting critical on-the-job learning but potentially creating obstacles to AI-driven productivity gains. In rare cases, according to Beane, workers are creating so-called “deviant” means to acquire the capabilities they need – a phenomenon he has defined as “Shadow Learning.” Beane presents his work in a newly released TED Talkavailable on the Ted.com homepage on Monday, February 4, 2019. Matt will also expand and update his findings along with potential solutions in an upcoming Harvard Business Review, available in mid-2019.
It has been estimated that between one-half to one billion workers will be required to adapt to artificial intelligence – the so-called “fourth industrial revolution” -- in their daily work by 2030 (McKinsey Global Institute). While this -- and much of the volume of research conducted to date -- has focused primarily on the potential efficiencies and growth afforded by AI (along with associated worker displacement), relatively little has been published on issues related to how workers are adapting to these technologies. In his research, “Shadow Learning: Building Robotic Surgical Skill When Approved Means Fail,” published in Administrative Science Quarterly in 2018, Beane finds that in our quest for AI-driven productivity, we are compromising critical, presupposed pathways for learning on the job. Given that most of us learn to perform our work on the job – not in formal training – this new status quo threatens workers’ ability to learn new skills and adapt to challenges presented by increasingly intelligent machines.
“Intelligent machines offer unprecedented efficiency and quality improvements. And while many of us may lose or gain jobs as a result, many, many more of us will have to adapt to these technologies in the jobs we have,” said Beane. “Unfortunately, we’ve been redesigning work to take advantage of these technologies far faster than we’ve been redesigning learning and development. Ironically, these intelligent machines are at the center of the trouble. We’re currently deploying AI in ways that are actually preventing workers from learning by doing – the most common and effective process for getting the new skills to adapt to these new technologies.”
During “TED Salon: The Next Wave,” a condensed version of a TED flagship conference featuring talks focused on the opportunities, tools, and pitfalls of AI, Matt Beane draws from the research he began while a graduate student at MIT. In those years and until today, he has done extensive field research on work involving robots to help us understand the implications of intelligent machines for the broader world of work. Any one of Beane’s projects include many hundreds of hours - sometimes years - watching, interviewing and often working side by side with people trying to work with robots to get their jobs done. Matt has completed projects on robotic surgery, robotic materials transport, and robotic telepresence in healthcare, elder care, and knowledge work. His study of robotic surgery covered residency programs at 18 of the top teaching hospitals throughout the United States.
In that study, he found that robots were used in a way that blocked a trainee’s ability to learn on the job and distanced them from a mentor or expert. In traditional or open surgery, the surgeon relied on the resident (or surgical trainee) to participate in the procedure. As a result, residents learned by doing, as they have historically. During robotic surgery, Beane observed something different. “Rather than having their hands in the work, residents and assistants watched the procedure on television. Their on-the-job learning was sacrificed for the sake of efficiency and safety,” said Beane.
The practice residents received during robotic surgery was also lower-quality because of what Beane called helicopter teaching – or giving frequent and very public feedback to residents and intermittently taking control of the robot away from them. To counter this lower-quality learning experience, Beane found a very few residents went to extreme measures, deviating from prescribed training and engaging in what Beane has called “Shadow Learning.” Residents focused on robotic surgery in medical school at the expense of generalist training, engaged in extensive practice on simulators, watched procedures on YouTube and performed robotic surgery with limited expert supervision.
“Surgeons are graduating without sufficient generalist knowledge or utilizing robotic tools due to a lack of experience and mentorship,” said Beane. One of his informants, a Chief of Urology, said this plainly: “They [new surgeons] trained in top programs that teach robotic surgery. And they suck now. I mean these guys can’t do it. They haven’t had any experience doing it. They've watched it happen. Watching a movie doesn’t make you an actor.”
In the last year, Beane has compared his findings with dozens of researchers who have examined the implications of increasingly intelligent machines in other industries such as investment banking and law enforcement. Their data showed evidence of Beane’s findings. The expanded picture and proposed solutions will be published in an upcoming edition of Harvard Business Review (expected in mid-2019).
Beane believes there is an opportunity to alleviate the learning and training problem associated with intelligent machines. He suggests they can be part of the solution: these technologies can coach learners when they are struggling; guide experts on their mentorship, and connect these two groups in smart ways. He notes that some are working on systems like these, but that they are focused on formal training, while the deeper crisis is in on-the-job learning. Making progress on these issues is both critical and daunting, he says: “On-the-job learning is essential for millions of people in countless industries, so hopefully we’ll see more attention in this direction soon. We have to do better – much better – than the status quo.”
About Matt Beane
Matt Beane is an Associate Professor in the Technology Management Program at the University of California, Santa Barbara and a Research Affiliate with MIT's Institute for the Digital Economy. Matt studies deviance in work involving machine intelligence - and specifically robotics. He asks questions like "How do workers, organizations and even AI engage in deviance, and what happens when they do?" Matt has done extensive field research on robotic surgery, robotic materials transport, and robotic telepresence in healthcare, elder care, and knowledge work.
Matt received his Ph.D. from the Sloan School of Management at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in the Information Technologies department. His research on robotic surgery was published in 2018 in Administrative Science Quarterly; his work on robotic telepresence was published in 2014 in Organization Science. Matt was selected in 2012 as a Human-Robot Interaction Pioneer and is a regular contributor to popular outlets such as Wired, MIT’s Technology Review, TechCrunch, Forbes, and Robohub. Matt also took a two-year hiatus from his doctoral studies to help found and fund Humatics, an MIT-connected, full-stack IoT startup.
About Technology Management Program at UCSB
The Technology Management Program (TMP) at UCSB prepares emerging and experienced professionals with the management skills necessary to lead established or start-up business initiatives within fast-paced, rapidly changing, technology-based enterprises. An academic department that combines a curriculum of theory, practice, and mentorship at the intersection of technology, business, and social science, TMP offers a Ph.D. in Technology Management, a professional Master’s of Technology Management, as well as UC-recognized certificates to current undergraduate and graduate students. Doctoral students study and conduct research along with leading scholars in organizational theory, organizational behavior, technology studies, and strategy. Curriculum for professional master's students is designed to train future technology and business leaders, with a focus on providing students with the knowledge and experience to perform effectively in, and give leadership to, global technology teams. Within the certificate programs, TMP offers driven, innovative, and entrepreneurial students an in-depth understanding of business principles and professional skills vital to their success after graduation. TMP’s annual New Venture Competition (NVC) exposes students to product ideation, team formation, business model development, market validation, and the art of presentation. The new Wilcox Venture Incubator allows students to further develop new business ventures while working alongside mentors, IP and legal experts, and faculty -- preparing them for successful careers as business leaders and entrepreneurs. For more information about TMP, go to http://www.tmp.ucsb.edu.
TED is a nonprofit organization devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading, usually in the form of short, powerful talks delivered by today’s leading thinkers and doers. Many of these talks are given at TED’s annual gathering in Vancouver, Canada, TEDWomen and TEDGlobal conferences, intimate TED Salons and thousands of independently organized TEDx events around the world, then made available, free, on TED.com and other channels.
TED's open and free initiatives for spreading ideas include TED.com, where new TED Talk videos are posted daily; TEDx, which provides licenses to thousands of individuals and groups who host local, self-organized TED-style events around the world; the TED Fellows program, which selects innovators from around the globe to amplify the impact of their remarkable projects and activities; and the educational initiative TED-Ed.
The NAPCP will hold a two-day educational workshop, “Commercial Card Programme Management: Beyond the Basics,” on 12-13 June 2019, Inner Circle, Regent's Park, London, NWI 4NS. It is open to both industry end-users and providers.
The workshop is geared towards programme managers interested in programme improvements and industry knowledge. A quick review of the basics brings beginners up to speed. The balance of the workshop goes in to depth, related to programme practices and procedures. During the workshop, you will participate in an interactive presentation and open discussion around program challenges and successes. The workshop will be led by Heather Miller, CPCP, MBA, NAPCP Community Engagement Manager.
Many individuals can benefit from a comprehensive understanding of Commercial Cards. This workshop is appropriate for professionals from end-user and provider organisations who are:
The NAPCP is a global professional association that has been advancing the Commercial Card and Payment industry, which includes Purchasing Cards, Travel Cards, ePayables and more, since 1999. The organisation provides support for industry professionals who are enhancing Commercial Card and Payment programmes, developing policies and procedures, and seeking new products and technological advancements to create efficiencies.
The organisation's website is a robust online repository of educational materials and networking tools, containing thousands of pages of:
The NAPCP’s rich content, dedicated EMEA web portal, events, and virtual educational opportunities highlight the industry’s latest advancements, and help users build strong policies and procedures, meet regulatory requirements and achieve management buy-in.
The NAPCP also seeks speakers and hosts for future events in the EMEA region. Review the organisation's year-round end-user speaking opportunities and submit a proposal today.
To access the content and tools on the NAPCP's website, simply become a complimentary subscriber.
About the NAPCP
The NAPCP is a membership-based professional association committed to advancing Commercial Card and Payment professionals and industry practices worldwide. Serving a community of more than 20,000, the NAPCP is a respected voice in the industry and an impartial resource for members at all experience levels in the public and private sectors. The NAPCP provides unmatched opportunities for continuing education and peer networking through its conferences, Regional Forums, webinars, website, virtual demonstrations, newsletters and regular communication. The association sponsors research and publishes timely and relevant white papers, survey results and other documents. The NAPCP also offers a (Certified Purchasing Card Professional (CPCP) credential.
Premier Social Security Consulting will host its National Social Security Advisor (NSSA®) certificate education in six cities this year while expanding its webinar and on-demand courses for busy professional advisors nationwide.
Marc Kiner, partner at Premier Social Security Consulting of Cincinnati, which teaches the Social Security education program, said professional advisors are busier than ever, but want the comprehensive NSSA program.
“We’ve found that advisors, like the rest of us, are pressed for time,” said Kiner. “An increasing number of advisors are choosing the all-day webinar option. We have the same content and the same interaction ability as a live program, but advisors can take the course in the privacy of their company conference room or the comfort of their home offices.”
NSSA is the nation’s only accredited Social Security education certificate program, with accreditation provided by the Institute for Credentialing Excellence (ICE) in Washington, D.C.
The NSSA Advisor certificate is awarded to professional advisors who take the NSSA course and pass an assessment. The National Social Security Association has certified more than 1,700 advisors since the program began in 2013.
Full, all-day NSSA programming will be held in Cincinnati on Feb. 5, April 19, June 3 and 19, Aug. 15 and 16, Oct. 22 and Dec. 3; Orlando, Fla. on March 5; San Diego on March 28; Chicago on June 27; Cleveland on July 16; and New York on Sept. 23. Live Classes run from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Webinars will be held on: Jan. 23; Feb. 14; March 12; April 5; May 3; June 18; July 23; Aug. 20; Oct. 17; Dec. 11; Dec. 27.
Cost for the live class is 5, with web-based and on-demand video classes at 5. Premier also offers private, on-site classes for organizations that need to provide in-house Social Security training to multiple professional advisors.
Eight continuing education credits are available for certified financial planners, certified public accountants, and insurance agents nationwide for live classes. Education credits will be also available for on-demand and web-based education in 2019.
Premier provides ongoing gold standard Social Security education support after an NSSA education course is completed, said Kiner. Support includes monthly webinars; marketing videos; and a PowerPoint presentation.
“Baby boomers turn 65 years old at the rate of 10,000 a day, yet the majority of boomers know little about how to maximize their Social Security income,” said Kiner. “That’s why we developed the NSSA certificate program—to help advisors teach clients everything they need to know about Social Security but didn’t know they had to ask.”
Premier is finding that more financial advisors are basing their practices on the needs of baby boomers, said Jim Blair, Premier partner and a Social Security expert. The Social Security topic, he added, has become an excellent lead generation tool.
“Since retirements today can last up to 30 years, Social Security income has become increasingly more important to help retirees not outlive their money,” said Blair. “We find that NSSA advisors are better educated about Social Security and equipped to help their clients make wise decisions about claiming Social Security.”
About 75 million Americans today are classified as baby boomers.
A married couple can leave as much as 0,000 on the table in Social Security benefits by not accessing the program correctly based on their ages, health and life expectancy and not coordinating spousal benefits, said Kiner.
For more information about the National Social Security Advisor certificate program, visit http://www.nationalsocialsecurityassociation.com or http://www.premiernssa.com or call Kiner at (513) 247-0526.
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Premier Social Security Consulting, LLC in Cincinnati educates professional advisors nationwide on the nation’s Social Security program so they can counsel their clients on how to maximize lifetime Social Security income. Partners Marc Kiner and Jim Blair teach the National Social Security Advisor (NSSA) certification program.
After three vacationers went missing in Arizona, Trident University International (Trident) professor Dr. David Alegre was called upon to take part in a ground search and rescue assistance operation.
On November 17th, three people drove into the Hualapai Peak area, near Kingman, AZ, and did not return. After an initial search, the Mohave County Sherriff Office (MCSO) requested assistance from the Civil Air Patrol (CAP).
In response, the Arizona Wing headquarters, ground teams, and three squadrons joined the operation. Dr. Alegre, a volunteer CAP mission scanner and aerial photographer, was part of the CAP Prescott Squadron 206 crew that located the vacationing party’s vehicle on November 20th in a canyon near Hualapai Peak.
The vehicle, which was unfortunately wrecked, was searched by MCSO recovery teams. This allowed authorities to afford the proper closure and recovery assistance to concerned family members.
The three aircrew members, including Dr. Alegre, were awarded the CAP Find Ribbon (Distress). This Emergency Services Ribbon is awarded to CAP members for who locate a subject on a search and rescue mission.
“I am honored to have Dr. Alegre as part of our cadre of talented homeland security professors,” remarked Dr. Rudolph Bustos, Department Chair, Homeland Security. “His background and exemplary conduct contribute to our mission of adhering to the highest standards of academic excellence.”
Dr. Alegre instructs in Trident’s College of Health and Human Services, teaching in the Bachelor of Science in Homeland Security program. He joined Trident in 2013 and is a veteran of the U.S. Armed Forces, with experience in weapons of mass destruction protection planning and hazardous materials management.
About Trident University
Founded in 1998, Trident University International (Trident) is a leading online postsecondary university serving adult learners. Trident uses the EdActive™ learning approach, which employs case-based learning in an online setting to teach real-world relevant critical thinking skills to enhance the lives and careers of students. Trident offers high-quality associate’s, bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degree programs and certificates, led by a qualified faculty team, over 80% of whom have doctoral degrees. Trident is regionally accredited by the WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC) and has over 27,000 alumni, including more than 22,000 with a military affiliation. The University has received multiple acknowledgements from Military Times and Military Advanced Education & Transition for their dedication to military-affiliated students. Visit http://www.trident.edu, Trident’s Facebook page, or call at (855) 290-0290 to learn more about Trident's wide range of educational options.
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Aladtec, a Wisconsin-based provider of cloud-based scheduling and workforce management software, will be among at least 100 exhibitors showcasing products and services to EMS professionals attending Wisconsin EMS Association's "Working Together" conference and expo, Jan. 16-20 at the Wisconsin Center.
Nearly 900 EMS agencies nationwide use Aladtec to provide 24/7 staffing coverage and swiftly fill open shifts. The platform enables members to trade shifts, request time off, and log OT hours after the fact from a smartphone or other device. The program also includes a sophisticated form tool to speed up daily routines like rig- and med checks.
Aladtec's cloud-based scheduling and workforce management software is used by more than 2,150 agencies across North America, including 138 EMS and fire departments in Wisconsin.
“Before using Aladtec, I spent a lot of time dealing with trade requests from members. Now they take care of their own trades. It's also very easy to check the schedule from anywhere,” said Dale Dow, deputy chief with Fitch Rona Fire & EMS, which serves the Dane County (WI) communities of Fitchburg and Verona. “We'll never go back to paper scheduling."
Watch a short video about how Aladtec's Forms tool can streamline inspection routines here.
Account executive Joe Ellis, Sales Director Nate Davis, and Support Specialist Jake Tormoen will offer free demonstrations of the software and answer user questions about features, such as the new capability to attach and upload files within the Forms area.
Aladtec staff will be at Booth #1020. Expo hours will be from 5-7 pm, Thursday; 11:15 am to 12:30 pm, and 1:45 to 3:30 pm, Friday; and 11:45 am to 1:45 pm on Saturday. Organizers declare WEMSA's show "the biggest Midwest fire and EMS expo." It's expected to include apparatus, airboats, helicopters, ambulances, safety gear, tools, and EMS and firefighting products.
The WEMSA gathering offers EMTs, paramedics and agency leaders several days of continuing education sessions across the tracks of ALS, BLS, critical care, educator, leadership, management operations, community paramedicine, and special populations.
Keynote speakers for the conference are Ashley Voss-Liebig, Division Chief, Emergency Services, for Travis County (TX) Starflight, and Eric Bauer, COO for FlightBridge ED, LLC.
Following a stint in public affairs after college, Voss-Liebig served three years in the U.S. Army as a combat medic with the 101st Airborne. Upon discharge, she earned her BSN and worked five years as a critical care nurse before becoming a flight nurse. She joined Travis County Starflight as a flight nurse and rescue specialist in 2015.
Voss-Liebig teaches and lectures around the world on a variety of topics, including provider wellness, team performance, and communication.
See a brief lecture on caregiver response to stress that she delivered to emergency responders in London in 2016.
Bauer has worked in EMS for 26 years, with the last 15 spent in helicopter EMS. He is an internationally recognized author, speaker, and educator. His firm is based in Scottsville, Kentucky.
Other sessions available to attendees include topics like Sim Jim & The Barf Squad: Suction Science; Pediatric Nightmares and a Pediatric Airway Course; Car-Nage: The Kinematics of Trauma; Firefighter Down FDCPR; and How to Make Data Work for You, Not the Other Way Around.
Attendees will have the chance to participate in a variety of hands-on training experiences including a cadaver lab to teach intubation and EMS officer training.
During the exposition, Aladtec representatives will offer participants guided software system demonstrations. Interested agencies can also sign up for a no-cost 14-day customized demo by visiting http://www.aladtec.com
For information about their affordable industry specific options, or to try a free demo, please visit http://www.aladtec.com.
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The Nation’s leading provider of regenerative medicine services, R3 Stem Cell, announced that registration is now open for the next physician stem cell therapy training course February 15th-16th 2019, in Las Vegas, Nevada. The course offers providers all the knowledge and procedure experience needed to successfully treat patients with regenerative therapies. Each provider receives a complimentary stem cell procedure! Call (844) GET-STEM or visit http://stemcelltrainingcourse.org to obtain more information and register.
With over 10,000 successful stem cell procedures having been performed nationwide (and over 50,000 PRP procedures), R3 has been at the forefront of regenerative therapies with over fifteen current protocols, IRB approval, extensive safety record and millions of views on its YouTube channel. R3 works with its Centers of Excellence on sales and marketing efforts, Artifical Intelligence, patient procedures, data acquisition and first rate biologics.
Feedback from the stem cell therapy training course has been remarkably high. Each attendee receives a stem cell procedure along with a facial rejuvenation procedure. Providers are then able to speak with patients more intelligently, having had a procedure done on themselves to relate to.
Said R3 CEO David Greene, MD, MBA, “Attendees tell me that the combination of lectures and hands on experience is extremely valuable, providing confidence when treating patients that the methods being incorporated are effective and safe. We teach aesthetics (facial, hair, ED), musculoskeletal, systemic and intranasal methods so providers will know how to perform the procedures on patients. Having the training in Las Vegas at Green Valley Resort has been exciting as well so attendees can add in some down time too!”
The training course is broken up into one day of didactic sessions, which also include a real time facial rejuvenation procedure, and then the second day at a surgery center where procedures on real patients are performed. There are sessions on biologics, marketing, sales conversion role playing, supplements, image guidance, artificial intelligence and the intranasal technique as well.
Providers have plenty of time to work on their ultrasound imaging techniques and network with the industry leading trainers. Each attendee receives a binder with all the presentations and procedure protocols along with a Completion Certificate.
In addition to February 15th and 16th, 2019, the stem cell therapy training course is offered every two months. R3 Stem Cell offers a Partnership program for providers nationwide to assist with ongoing regenerative campaign efforts with protocols, the IRB inclusion, stem cell marketing and seminars. Visit the website for more information or simply call (844) GET-STEM for additional information!
SubscriberWise, the nation’s largest issuing CRA for the communications industry and the leading protector of children victimized by identity fraud, announced today the planning and expectation for company founder and CEO David Howe to inform, educate, and empower Florida’s newly elected Attorney General Ashley Moody on complex civil theft scams exacted against Florida residents and visitors with frequency, ease, and impunity.
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“First, I’d like to publicly congratulate Ms. Ashley Moody on her election victory in the Sunshine State,” said David Howe, SubscriberWise founder and national child identity guardian. “Becoming Plant City’s highest elected official, as well as the state of Florida’s chief law enforcement officer, is quite an accomplishment and is certainly worthy of praise.
“Second, and most important, I’d like to take this opportunity to introduce Ms. Moody to a subject that she will undoubtedly become intimately familiar as her official tenure in public office progresses. And that subject is the complex and highly refined ‘ding and dent’ scams perpetrated against unsuspecting and innocent consumers by the under-regulated car rental industry with stunning regularity.
“It’s true,” continued Howe. “According to a representative at the FL AG Office in 2016, complaints from individuals against the car rental industry in the state of Florida are the single largest source of consumer complaints annually. Moreover, according to an investigation from Wink News’ Lindsey Sablan, ‘there's literally hundreds of these...it's truly remarkable’ the reporter noted in 2017 before going public with the following news story: https://www.winknews.com/2017/02/22/fort-myers-mans-complaint-among-many-against-rental-car-firm/
“Unfortunately, though, bringing an end to the complex money scams will be no easy task -- even for a dedicated and experienced legal professional like Ms. Moody,” Howe continued. “And that’s because the scams are indeed sophisticated and highly refined. So much so, in fact, that a cadre of sophisticated attorneys were able to dupe Lee County Judge Archie B. Hayward Jr. by suppressing an official police investigation -- including sworn witness testimony from the same individual who testified at trial after directing law enforcement to the wrong vehicle -- and directly contrary to Florida's 90.803 statute (Howe, David Edward Plaintiff vs Enterprise Holdings Inc, dba National Car Rental Defendant -- Case No: 18-SC-001768; http://www.leg.state.fl.us/statutes/index.cfm?App_mode=Display_Statute&URL=0000-0099/0090/Sections/0090.803.html).
“The same can be said about the Lee Port Authority Police where a review of an official police investigation in conjunction with the official trial transcript reveals much more,” Howe added.
“But it’s not all doom and gloom for truth and justice,” Howe emphasized. “Because thanks to Florida’s broad ‘Sunshine Law’ and ‘open government’ Ms. Moody will soon be empowered with what may be the most comprehensive and detailed evidence of criminal fraud and racketeering ever amassed in the United States of America. The mountain of evidence spans a multi-year period and is remarkable in scope with unimpeachable evidence of perjury, state statutory violations, and other due process debacles all contained on Florida official documents taken under-oath and available to all.
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“Yes, I’m certainly eager to make a formal introduction with AG Moody and I’m definitely prepared to enlighten her with overwhelming crime evidence. I simply have no doubt that she’ll address this racket with an unwavering conviction consistent with the upcoming oath and duty that she’ll swear in her official state capacity to protect her fellow FL citizens and visitors while enforcing the laws of the great state of Florida,” the child identity guardian concluded.
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Aussizz Group Dubai will now provide online coaching services for PTE-Academic. The news has brought cheer to aspirants who have struggling to get the right guidance for PTE-A.
The PTE-A is an English proficiency test. A good score in PTE-A is essential for those who aspire to study, migrate or settle abroad.
Aussizz Group is one of the pioneering names in the Immigration & Education Consulting Industry.
The online coaching service will be available in two modes: Group & Personalised. An aspirant can avail any, after making a fair assessment of his/her current English skill level and learning needs.
The online coaching service is a game-changer. It brings authentic preparation resources to aspirants' computer screens. Independent of their geographical location, they can access quality study materials, expert tutors, question banks, online PTE practice.
Coaching for PTE-A will be provided by expert tutors at PTE Tutorials, the PTE education & training division of Aussizz Group. PTE Tutorials also connects with aspirants through its app for PTE preparation.
The development comes almost a year after Aussizz Group inaugurated its new branch in Dubai. The Dubai branch was then the 11th branch in the company's kitty.
In the last one year, the company has opened eight more branches.
This speaks volumes about its deep engagement with the community and quality services.
"A common pain-point is that most aspirants can't devote enough time to prepare for PTE-A," said Mr. Dharmendra Patel, Managing Director at Aussizz Group.
"This is owing to other academic/professional commitments. The online coaching service aims to plug that gap," he said.
"We have received a great response for the online coaching service in Australia and India. In Dubai too, we are going to deliver the same top-notch quality education and training. Our goal is to ensure that the community in Dubai can be served in the best possible manner," Mr. Patel added.
About Aussizz Group
Established in 2009, Aussizz Group is one of the most trusted names offering quality immigration and education consultancy services.
The team at Aussizz Group is accredited with many licenses and certifications including MARA (Migration Agents Registration Authority), MIA (Migration Institute of Australia) and QEAC (Qualified Education Agent Counsellor).
Their expertise includes providing customised, tailor-made solutions in student visa, employer-sponsored visa, partner visa, business visa, visitor visa and GSM visa.
The company also assists with professional year program, IELTS and PTE coaching and accommodation in Australia.
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Fins Attached, Marine Research and Conservation non-profit, is excited to announce a partnership with well-known Marine Biologist, Dr. Peter Klimley, a scientist known lovingly as Dr. Hammerhead. An educational marine biology course on sharks and rays will take place on Fins Attached expedition vessel, the Sharkwater in the Eastern Tropical Pacific in the summer of 2019.
Dr. A. Peter Klimley has studied sharks for over three decades and has written over 60 scientific articles on the behavior and ecology of sharks and rays. The topics of his studies have ranged from the complex social habits and keen navigational abilities of hammerhead sharks to the feeding tactics and communication behavior of white sharks. Dr. Klimley realizes that the partnership with Fins Attached is an ideal way to help students learn about sharks and rays, studying in their natural habitat.
"Although I am now retired from UC Davis, my passion for sharks and marine biology has not waned,” stated Dr. Klimley. “Partnering with Fins Attached is a way for me to continue to contribute to the study and conservation of sharks and rays." During his graduate career, he spent many a day free diving among hammerhead sharks, and placing electronic tags on sharks to follow their movements around a seamount and away into the surrounding depths. Dr. Klimley’s pioneering studies of sharks, which in a sense is a manual on how to study sharks, “Secret Life of Sharks,” is available for purchase on Amazon.
Fins Attached has had a busy year since April 2017, when Fins Attached, acquired and launched the vessel Sharkwater, named after the documentary Sharkwater in honor of friend and award-winning filmmaker, the late Rob Stewart. Since then, the Sharkwater has hosted a few private research expeditions and even hosted the remaining Sharkwater filming crew to finish shooting Sharkwater Extinction. Hosting a college-level course on the Sharkwater vessel is a natural next step for Fins Attached.
“We are very excited to have Dr. Klimley on board with us,” began Dr Alex Antoniou, founder of Fins Attached. “This will help fulfill a key mission for Fins Attached, to educate future marine scientist to ultimately help protect these vulnerable animals."
Another Dr. Klimley book, “Biology of Sharks and Rays,” is also available for purchase on Amazon.com and it is the textbook for the upcoming course. If the public would like to learn more about marine conservation, visit finsattached.org. Dr. Klimley will be in attendance at the annual Fins Attached Gala in Denver on February 9, 2019. Donate today and help save ocean wildlife by contributing to the fight against sharks being mercilessly finned. Sharks play a vital role to the health of the marine environment, which ultimately affects all life on earth. To become a sponsor of the course and support marine biology students to enroll, contact info(at)finsattached.org.
As Rob Stewart once put it, "Conservation is the preservation of human life on earth and that above all else is worth fighting for."
About Fins Attached
Fins Attached conducts research, promotes conservation and provides education for the protection of marine ecosystems. Fins Attached believes in the preservation of our world's precious resources and that through the protection of the ocean's apex predators marine ecosystem balance can be maintained for the benefit of all living things on earth. Fins Attached is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Visit finsattached.org, or email info(at)finsattached.org. studysharks.org.
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Author Ruth Finnegan has been chosen as one of 50 Great Writers You Should Be Reading in the 2017 Book Awards. Finnegan was chosen from a field of hundreds of authors through a public voting process. The award is the latest in a string of international awards for her published works.
"I am so thrilled with this," Finnegan stated. "I have had many book awards but this is by far my most precious win because it's not for an individual book but a voted-for endorsement of myself as an all-round author and, yes, dreamer of dreams - an author of full-length fiction, nonfiction, poetry, short stories and picture books, as well as a screenplay and libretto writer."
Finnegan's previous awards include:
Folklore Society, short list Katharine Briggs Award 1992
British Academy, longlist Book Award 2003
British Association for Applied Limguistics, short list 2003
Herskovits Award, Honorable Mention 2008
National Indie Excellence, Finalist ( visionary fiction) 2016, Finalist (religious fiction) 2017
New York Book Fair, Honorable Mention (romance) 2016
Readers Favorite, 4 Awards (fiction and nonfiction) 2016
Shelf Unbound Best Indie Book, Runner up 2016
Readers Favorite, Honorable Mention
Hungry Monster, Silver award, 2016
Literary Titan, Silver award, 2017
Book Excellence, Winner (friendship) 2017
Kirkus Reviews, one of top 25 of 2017
In addition to a large number of academic works, Finnegan has written three novels.
'Pearl of the Seas' is the tale of two children building a boat from a log they find buried in the sand and sailing off to far-off fantastic lands in a stormy sea-driven adventure with their faithful - but accident-prone - dog Holly. There they learn much wisdom from a king who, like God, has many names'. After an incredible sacrifice of his dearest dream by the boy (now growing up) they return - another dream - to a family tea with their loved ones. The tale is a prequel and companion to Ruth Finnegan's award-winning epic romance 'Black inked pearl', here adapted for preteens but characterised by (in a simpler form) the same unique dream-like and enchanted style as in the original novel.
'Pearl of the Seas' received a Hungry Monster Silver Award in October 2016. The book has received a number of positive reviews. Tshombye K. Ware of Reader's Favorite stated, "If you're looking for a reader friendly story that touches the depths of your soul, this is definitely one of those books."
The companion work, 'Black Inked Pearl', tells the story of a naive Irish girl Kate and her mysterious lover, whom she rejects in panic and then spends her life seeking. After the opening rejection, Kate recalls her Irish upbringing, her convent education, and her coolly-controlled professional success, before her tsunami-like realisation beside an African river of the emotions she had concealed from herself and that she passionately and consumingly loved the man she had rejected.
The novel, born in dreams, is interlaced with the ambiguity between this world and another, and increasingly becomes more poetic, riddling and dreamlike as the story unfolds. The epilogue alludes to the key themes of the novel - the eternity of love and the ambiguity between dream and reality.
Since its publication in 2015 'Black Inked Pearl' has won five international prizes and its screenplay version is top genre winner in the 2017 Capital Fund Screenplay Contest. It was recently named as a finalist in the 2016 Best Book Awards in the "Fiction Visionary" category.
'Black Inked Pearl' has received rave reviews from readers and reviewers alike. Scott Neuffer of Forward Reviews stated, "If James Joyce's dream-like opuses were written from a more feminist perspective, they might look something like Ruth Finnegan's Black Inked Pearl, a rapturous fantasia of words and images set somewhere between ancient myth and the green shores of modern Ireland." Chris Fischer, in a Readers Favorite review stated "I just finished reading 'Black Inked Pearl: A Girl's Quest' by author Ruth Finnegan, and all I can say is 'Wow!' It's written in a unique and creative style, one that at times blends poetry with prose ... enviable and beautiful at the same time ... any reader who enjoys a lovely, unique and interesting work of fiction should absolutely read Black Inked Pearl. I will be eagerly awaiting the next offering by author Ruth Finnegan. If it is anything like her debut novel, it will be simply magical!" Kirkus Reviews said, "Kate's romantic quest calls to mind Paradise Lost and Greek mythology as it weaves together biblical allusions, fantasy, and details of the modern day." Like other classic and unusual literary works, the book has given rise to many interpretations and, as Christiana Fatoki perceptively put it, like its more recent prequel 'Pearl of the Seas,' it "sinks into your unconscious."
'The Helix Pearl' is currently in production and will be released in 2018.
Ruth Finnegan is available for media interviews and can be reached using the information below or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. More information is available at her website at http://www.ruthhfinnegan.com.
Ruth Finnegan OBE is a renowned scholar and celebrated writer who is Emeritus Professor, the Open University, a Fellow of the British Academy, and an Honorary Fellow of Somerville College Oxford. She was recently elected as one of the first four International Fellows of the American Folklore Society, a much valued honor. She was born in Derry (on the last day of December 1933) and grew up there and in the remote countryside of Donegal where, as poetically recalled in the second chapter of her novel, 'Black Inked Pearl', she spent the war years; went to a literature-imbued Quaker school in York where, a fellow-student with the actress Judi Dench, she learned to read the resonant poetry of Yeats and Shakespeare and to repeat texts that, with others, she had to learn, aloud (a good training for the sonic style of her novels); earned top degrees in classics and anthropology at Oxford; and carried out fieldwork on story-telling in Africa - a revelation of the multi-sensory nature of performance that has affected her all her life, and constantly comes through in her writing. From 1969, apart from three years in the South Pacific island of Fiji, she taught and researched at the pioneering Open University. She is the author of over twenty academic books, several of them prize-winning. She has three daughters (two of them born in Nigeria), five grandchildren (one in New Zealand), and now lives in Old Bletchley, England, with her husband of over 50 years.
Tender Hearts School, the educational institution reputed for its inspirational and vibrant learning environment and advanced teaching systems, has announced that admissions are open for all their branches for the academic year 2018-19. The admission process is simple and can be completed quickly by parents who want to give their kids a head start in academics. “We are happy to announce that admissions to all our courses in the pre-primary and primary sections are now open for the year 2018-19,” says the spokesperson for Tender Hearts School. “We welcome parents to take a tour of the school and the campus so that they can experience our professionalism and efficiency first-hand. Parents can complete the admission process by visiting the nearest branch where our friendly staff will guide them in completing the admission process accurately.”
The admission process is open in all branches at:
• Patliputra Path, Rajendra Nagar
• Dollar House, Rajendra Nagar
• Ashiana Digha Road
• Govind Mitra Road
Tender Hearts School offers a highly conducive learning environment at all its branches for growing children. The teachers of the academy are regularly trained so that they are well-equipped to provide all the support students need to garner knowledge and become the responsible citizens of tomorrow.
At Tender Hearts, some 5200 students have been trained for success till date across all the five branches in Patna. The Tender Hearts School community comprises over 2000 students, staff members and teachers. Over 15,000 parents have chosen Tender Hearts to empower their children academically.
The philosophy of the founders is to impart knowledge and nurture values that can help develop social-emotional and intellectual skills in every child.The school makes use of proven scientific systems and contemporary techniques to develop the physical and mental abilities of students.
The school has adapted a technology-driven approach and makes use of modern learning support mechanisms to deliver the best learning environment to all their students across all branches. The entire focus of the education methodology at Tender Hearts is to make the students of today mature and responsible citizens of tomorrow.
Parents can visit the nearest branch for more details related to admission. For more information, visit http://www.tenderheartsindia.com
About Tender Hearts School:
Tender Hearts was launched in 2002 as a preschool. In the year 2013, the school started classes for primary students as well. The teaching methodology at this premier school involves a holistic approach, designed to be future-proof. Even the curriculum has been carefully designed to take care of the present and future needs of children.